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Flyhigh Works put out a first teaser for its upcoming Switch project Kamiko. Have a look at the video below.

Digital Foundry published a second technical analysis for Snake Pass today. This time around, it’s been updated for game’s recent patch.

The patch adds in depth-of-field for cut-scenes when playing in portable mode while shadow maps have been improved. And as previously mentioned, all rumble issues have been fixed. However, frame pacing is still a problem.

Here’s the full analysis:

NBA Playgrounds, first made known during Nintendo’s Nindies Showcase in February, is arriving on Switch very soon. Saber Interactive intends to have the game ready next month. It’ll cost 20 on the eShop.

NBA Playgrounds has been officially licensed by the NBA. It’s intended to be an arcade-esque experience in line with NBA Street and NBA Jam. Active and retired players are included, as the trailer below shows Allen Iverson going up against the likes of Steph Curry and George Hill.

NBA Playgrounds has every single NBA team. Additionally, the “roster of current and retired” players can be leveled-up. Playgrounds will come with “hundreds of over-the-top dunks and moves.” Single-player local multiplayer, and “against the world” online are in as well.

Saber Interactive CEO Matt Karch says NBA Playgrounds is accessible, but still has “a lot of depth for hardcore pros who’ve mastered their game.”


ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove is taking inspiration from the original game in many ways. This includes memorable characters, of which there are nearly triple the number of Earthlings in this entry. Hit up the gallery below for a look at the following:

– Clipboard Volunteer, Standaroundus Takeyermoneyum
– Cosplay Nerds, Embarracus Awkwardicus
– Internet Troll, Trollus Internetus Transformium
– Riot Guard, Rideus Riotus
– Barbarian UFO, Flying Saucerus Barbarus
– Deadly Ice Cream Truck, Driverus Deadlius
– Football Player, Hut Hut Hutium Footballus
– Gandhi Ji, Homo Gandhius Safeus
– King Tut, Tutius Egypticus
– Mad Inventor, Crazius Labcoatium
– Shady Character, Shadius Tradius
– Spanish Inquisitor, Inquisitorium Tortureum Lotsa
– Texting Person, Textingus Idiotus

Polygon has more on ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove and how it’s staying true to the original here. It includes commentary from co-creator Greg Johnson.

ToeJam & Earl: Back is tentatively planned for launch before the holidays.

Update (4/5): Reaffirming why we have April Fools’ Day, the video description has been updated with a notice stating that this isn’t real. Guess they pulled a fast one here!

Original (4/4): Ankama has a new game lined up for the Switch eShop. Sometime in May, the studio will be releasing Abraca: Imagic Games.

Abraca is a local multiplayer party game. One player takes on the role of a hero (price / princess) while another three act as the bad guys. The hero needs to navigate through different levels as quickly as possible. Obstacles such as traps and enemies – including bosses – will be in the way. Naturally, the enemy group will be attempting to stop the hero.


Switch has another party game coming its way. According to developer Blue Sunset Games, Animal Rivals should be on the platform.

The studio wrote in a tweet:

We’ve included an overview and trailer for Animal Rivals below so that you can see what the title has to offer.

“Animal Rivals is a classic Party Game, but prepared to meet current standards and offer unique gameplay. The players will have a chance to play as different funny animals, that fight for the Animalonia’s throne. Each animal has his own desires and reasons to fight and uses their own way of fighting. But the tournament itself is not easy – contenders need to use their speed, cleverness and intelligence. Animal Rivals is perfect game for 4 players, that love to compete locally, just like in classic party games. It exists to provide players just what they need. Game presents a uniqe art style mixing the cartoonish looks and satire approach. So both the old and young gamers will find something for themselves. Great and healthy competition, challenges and fun are what Animal Rivals is!”


De Mambo is one of several indie titles slated for Switch. Get a look at the upcoming eShop game below, courtesy of Nintendo Life.

It’ll be a little while longer until Yooka-Laylee hits Switch, but reviews for the game based on its initial launch are starting to come in. We’ve rounded up some of the early verdicts below.

IGN – 7 / 10
GameSpot – 6 / 10
Game Informer – 8 / 10
Polygon – 5.5 / 10
GameXplain – “Liked”
USGamer – 3 / 5
Destructoid – 8 / 10
GamesRadar – 3 / 5
Eurogamer – N/A

In a new video, members of the Playtomic team talk about their favorite parts of Yooka-Laylee and tell their story of modernizing the 3D platformer genre for a new era. Check it out below.

Ubisoft has just released a free demo for Just Dance 2017 on the Switch eShop in Europe. The demo will allow you to play the song “Watch me (Whip / Nae Nae)” by Silentó.